Valdosta Daily Times

November 22, 2012

Doris Yopp Smith

Staff Writer
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Mrs. Doris Yopp Smith, 92, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Middleburg, Fla. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, John Coates Yopp and Margaret Virginia Stokes Yopp; husband, Glenn Ray Smith. She was the last survivor of the six Yopp daughters, Virginia Yopp Griner, Lucia Yopp Halsall, Mae Yopp Griffin, Nell Yopp Westmoreland, and Freddie Carol Yopp. Survivors include her daughter Peggy Smith Kaplan (Daryl) of Middleburg, Fla.; grandson Kyle John Kaplan (Kelly) of Knoxville, Tenn.; and great-grandson, Noah Kyle Kaplan; nieces and nephews, Robert Coates Westmoreland (Cindy) of Warner Robins, Ga.; Deborah Westmoreland White (Ray) of Orange Park, Fla.; Joellen Halsall Heimbach (Joe) of Glendale, Ariz.; and Theo Halsall (Melinda) of Show Low, Ariz.; as well as a number of great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Grady Memorial School of Nursing in Atlanta, Charity Hospital School of Anesthesia in New Orleans, and Emory University School of Medical Records Library Science in Atlanta. She proudly served in the United States Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She was stationed at Fort McPherson in Atlanta throughout the war and assigned to Guam and Saipan following the war. For most of her nursing career, she served as the anesthetist and Director of Nurses at Brooks County Hospital and then as Supervisor of Medical Records at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Lake City, FL. Following her retirement from the VA, she returned to Quitman and worked at the Presbyterian Nursing Home in nursing. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Quitman United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Quitman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Brown and the Rev. Jay Roberson officiating. The family will be receiving friends Friday evening at Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Macon, GA.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.maxwellmillerfuneralhome.com.

— Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.